George Murray Quotes


31 George Murray quotes:



"I don't think there's anything wrong with someone having to read a poem twice. Or even a book."
"I started writing The Hunter in April of 2001, just as CBL was coming out."
"My self-editing process is intense."
"Prizes seem like a great resource for new poets and writers to judge themselves against their peers, but of course, they aren't judging themselves."
"Then I discovered I loved writing poetry more than fiction."
"I do try to let what is obviously unintended yet naturally good stay in."
"This isn't TV. It doesn't have to give itself up entirely on the first read. There should still be a variety of levels and multiplicity of meaning."
"I've often entertained paranoid suspicions about my fridge and what it's been doing to my poetry when I'm not looking, but I never even considered that my fan was thinking about me."
"In my opinion, Al Moritz may be the best poet of his generation in Canada."
"In fact, in some ways, I actually feel much more confident about the quality of Carousel than I do about The Cottage Builder's Letter: probably because of its cohesive nature."
"With Carousel I had an idea and it all came out quickly."
"I am certainly suffering from a modicum of performance anxiety."
"I am still interested in the long or serial poem, but have written a few smaller things. I may start sending to journals again in a year or so... that's about it."
"I no longer feel pressure to produce fiction."
"I was writing notes, but not composing poems. The Hunter began to develop out of this fragmented process."
"Well, we all start thinking we're going to be Romantic rock stars, but then reality hits and you realize no one reads you but other poets."
"Humour is a fine line to walk in poetry, as in fiction. I just think it's harder to write. It's harder to keep the respect of the reader too."
"I guess there is also an element of deliberate change involved. Each of my books has been, at least from my point of view, radically different from the last."
"New York was breaking my concentration and disintegrating my thoughts."
"The greatest thing about these contests, in my experience, is that they keep a lot of poor writing out of the overburdened journals' slush piles."



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